Shopping in West University Place

50% Off Succulent Plants and Lucky Bamboo at The Cute Plants

The Cute Plants

Houston

$20 $10

Shoppers can browse through a variety of lucky bamboo and succulents, such as jade, aloe, and panda plants

50% Off Swimsuits at Pleasure Zone

Pleasure Zone

Woodlake - Briar Meadow

$50 $25

Prepare for summer and trips to the beach by picking out the perfect suit from a variety of swimwear

50% Off E-Cigarettes at E Cig City Houston 2

E Cig City Houston 2

Alief

$20 $10

Shoppers can browse through an extensive selection of electronic cigarettes and accessories

53% Off Jewelry or Bible iPhone Case

Academy of Commons

Online Deal

$40 $19

Diverse selection of accessories includes everything from jewelry, leather work, and headwear to a protective Bible-themed iPhone 5 case

Half Off at Pickles & Ice Cream Maternity Apparel

Pickles & Ice Cream Maternity Apparel

Great Uptown

$50 $25

Designers such as Michael Stars, Citizens of Humanity, Isabella Oliver, and Noppies craft flattering clothes for expecting moms

Customized iPhone or Samsung Galaxy Case

MyCustomCase.com

Online Deal

$45 $20

Outfit your iPhone, iPad, iPod or Samsung Galaxy with a cover featuring an uploaded photo or your name or initials on exclusive designs

$15 for $45 Worth of Personalized Cases or Stationery

Paper Concierge

Online Deal

$45 $15

Browse art or photos and search for bold, modern patterns and fun designs to personalize with text and colors

50% Off Cell Phones and Accessories

Wireless Express

Houston

$20 $10

Electronic specialists stock cell phones, prepaid packages, tablets, speakers, and accessories for a variety of brands

50% Off Jewelry

Jabs

Houston

$22 $11

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 60% Off Custom Jewelry or Appraisal at Orion Fine Jewelry

Orion Fine Jewelry

Woodlake - Briar Meadow

$400 $200

(17)

Loose diamonds can be assembled into earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and rings; appraisals include a description and replacement value

40% Off Products

Big City Communications

Houston

$10 $6

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

46% Off Jewelry

Asha Handcrafted Jewelry

University Place

$28 $15

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

50% Off Limited Edition Fashion and Accessories

Settlement Goods & Design

Neartown/ Montrose

$100 $50

Boutique curates unique clothing, jewelry, and housewares made by U.S. crafters, designers, and artists

50% Off Bridal Gowns and Accessories

His and Her Bridal

Signature Manor

$500 $250

Brides and bridesmaids can find dresses with matching shoes and purses

Up to 51% Off Custom Cards from Keeping Me Posted

Keeping Me Posted

Online Deal

$30 $15

Web tools easily customize photos and text on party invitations, graduation announcements, and holiday cards that come in 200+ fun designs

Up to 58% Off Women's Apparel at Designs by Lynn Boutique

Designs by Lynn Boutique

South Main

$50 $25

Fashionistas can find chic boutique apparel and accessories for women of all body types and sizes

46% Off Electronic Personal-Care Products

Clinica Metropolitana

Spring Branch East

$37 $20

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Half Off Computer Virus Removal at Newfurb

Newfurb

On Location

$90 $45

Techs remove viruses that prevent computers from operating at maximum efficiency

Half Off Fashionable Women's Footwear

Bakers Shoes

Online Deal

$50 $25

Online store with myriad styles, including casual and professional flats, low-and high-rise boots, closed-toe dress shoes, and sandals

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Since its founding in 1980, Sun & Ski Sports has remained true to its philosophy: “do a few things, but do them better than anybody else.” The shop stocks equipment in five categories of extreme and outdoor activities, including camping, skating, running, bicycling, and water and snow sports. It specializes in these to ensure its merchandise maintains a high standard of quality, and its employees are knowledgeable participants in the sports their department represents.

Bikers can drop off their steeds for tune-ups from certified mechanics who put all brands through the rigors of a 12-point inspection, checking chains and adjusting wobbly pedals and malfunctioning spoke-card motors. While waiting, curious eyes might linger on a North Face two-person tent, a Blackburn Airtower bicycle pump, or a vast selection of shoes from brands such as New Balance and Asics. Men and women can traipse nearly barefoot in the park with Vibram FiveFingers, which offer minimal structural encumbrances for a more natural stride, or cast their feet aside for the new-wheeled prowess that comes with a Fuji SL-1 LE Ultegra performance road bike.

10560 Bissonnet St
Houston,
TX
US

Houston's premier independent bookstore since 1974 supports the city's literary culture with author events and carefully selected titles in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, art, and architecture.

2421 Bissonnet St
Houston,
TX
US

Messages such as Are You Game? and Bang are scrawled in glow-in-the-dark graffiti on the black-lit walls of one of Indoor Tactical Sports' paintball and airsoft fields. The two-story facility, which declares itself the only indoor paintball arena in Houston, is air-conditioned to a crisp 65 degrees and houses a total of four fields where players can shoot at their friends with no-cleanup Reball paintball pellets or BBs from Airsoft guns. To ensure fair play, one referee for every 10 players patrols the fields and prevents participants from shooting their opponents in vulnerable spots, such as the working screenplay they carry around. In the gear shop, players can rent all the gear necessary to play, including guns, masks, ammunition, and air canisters. Visitors can also buy equipment or bring in personal guns and gear for repairs.

14300 Cornerstone Village Dr
Houston,
TX
US

Beyond Twice Told Tales’ glass door, the faint, musty scent of yellowed pages dog-eared from years of careful reading wafts through the noses and alerts the brain of impending knowledge or story immersion. Thousands of used books line the shelves, their spines declaring the titles of the mystery, science fiction, horror, and drama their stories chronicle. As used titles arrive daily, it’s not uncommon for stacks of books to pile high on the floors. The racks looming over these text mountains display a collection of audiobooks—books that can play MP3 files—and reading accessories such as lights and book covers. Besides fiction, reference materials such as CliffsNotes and informative nonfiction books also contribute to the mass of reading material tucked away in every nook and cranny of Twice Told Tales’ shop.

8648 Highway 6 N
Houston,
TX
US

At her newly opened pastry shop, Candace Chang draws from her worldwide travels to invent internationally inspired desserts that balance flavorful ingredients and low sugar content. Imported goodies such as Belgian chocolate, French chestnuts, and Taiwanese coconut blend to form delicately molded pastries, each topped with fresh fruit arranged in colorful patterns or the buyer's family tartan. The colorful cake gallery also offers dairy-free options and lighter nibbles, ranging from tofu-based cheesecake to fluffy mousse. Dolce Delights pairs its sweets with Lavazza coffee imported from Italy.

3201 Louisiana St
Houston,
TX
US

In more than 1,112 stores worldwide, Edible Arrangements' Fruit Experts arrange pieces of premium fruit in stunning displays for all occasions. Customers can customize their order to suit any occasion, receiving chocolate-dipped fruit such as pineapples, granny-smith apples, and juicy strawberries that, unlike the sodas found in most mummies' crypts, don't contain any preservatives. Fruit Experts can dip fruit in gourmet semisweet or white chocolate. For birthdays and anniversaries, chocolate wielders can personalize bouquets with gifts such as plush teddy bears and mylar balloons.

1214 W 43rd St
Houston,
TX
US